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August 28, 2010 - 6:00am - 9:00pm

The Massachusetts ADRC actively supports the historic "coast to capital" ride to raise public awareness and federal funds to help conquer Alzheimer's disease.

July 24, 2010 - 6:30am

The 14th Annual Memory Ride organized by the Alzheimer's Association will take place on Saturday, July 24, 2010 from the Devens Museum Field in Devens, MA. Four distance options with different event start times are available to participants:  25, 62, 100 and 125 miles.

According to the Alzheimer's Association, 90% of the funds raised by the Memory Ride event helps support grants awarded through the Association's research grants program, while 10% of the proceeds help fund programs and services within Massachusetts.

June 12, 2010 - 10:00am - June 13, 2010 - 5:00pm

This annual free event is sponsored by Partners HealthCare, the parent organization of the Massachusetts ADRC, and WHDH & CW 56 stations. Fun and educational programs including exhibits, health-screenings, presentations by health experts and local celebrities will entertain and inform both adults and kids.

The 2-day event will be held at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center (900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02115).

June 9, 2010 - 5:30pm

Come celebrate the 30th annivesary of the Alzheimer's Association & enjoy an evening of Cole Porter music, live/silent auctions and prize drawings throughout the evening.

For more information regarding this exciting event, please visit http://alz.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=347032

May 22, 2010 - 10:00am - 11:00am

The Metrowest Alzheimer's Partnership will be featuring a Story Hour and an age-appropriate discussion on Alzheimer's Disease at the Framingham Public Library (49 Lexington Street, Framingham, MA 01702) on Saturday May 22, 2010.

This event is age-appropriate for 5-8-year-olds.

May 1, 2010 - 8:00am - May 31, 2010 - 5:00pm

This month-long series of community events is sponsored by Ethos (www.ethocare.org) and is a way of celebrating May as Older Americans Month.  Businesses, elected officials and organizations throughout the West Roxbury area in Boston will host free and informative activities for elders and their loved ones. All are invited.

More information regarding the schedule of events is attached.

March 16, 2010 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

This event is prevented by Secretary Ann L. Hartstein of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs and the University of Massachusetts Gerontology Institute.  Principles guiding the Governor's Aging Agenda will be discussed.

Reservations may be made by emailing Colleen [dot] McHatton [ at ] state [dot] ma [dot] us or by calling 617-222-7417. The deadline for reservations is March, 12, 2010.

March 7, 2010 - 4:00pm - March 9, 2010 - 5:00pm

The Alzheimer's Association's annual advocacy forum will be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel (2500 Calvert Street NW, Washington, DC 20008) from March 7-9, 2010. The popular annual event provides advocates with opportunities to speak to legislators on a variety of pressing issues related to funding for Alzheimer's disease research.

More information regarding registration and the program in general is attached.

February 27, 2010 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Newton Symphony Orchestra will present a day-long Wellness Fair that features presentations and exhibits on a variety of wellness topics, including a session (2:15pm - 3:15pm) on Current Research on Music and the Aging and Alzheimer's Brain by Brandon Ally, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Boston University School of Medicine.

Tickets for the Fair is $20 per person, which includes admission to all presentations and the exhibit hall.

January 13, 2010 - 8:00am - 11:00am

Members of the Boston-area scientific community are cordially invited to participate in the Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center and Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Center's 23rd annual scientific poster symposium on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 from 8:00am - 11:00am in the Thier Conference Room at the Massachusetts General Hospital. The event will consist of a three-hour poster session in the Society for Neuroscience (SFN) format.

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Announcements

Pasqual Maragall i Mira (born January 13, 1941 in Barcelona) is the 127th President of Generalitat de Catalunya (the government of Catalonia in Spain), and the former (115th) Mayor of Barcelona from 1982 to 1997.

Thu, 02/04/2010

The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, today announced that it has renewed funding for nine Edward R. Roybal Centers for Research on Applied Gerontology and designated four new centers. The goal of the centers is to move promising social and behavioral research findings out of the laboratory and into programs and practices that will improve the lives of older people and help society adapt to an aging population.

Thu, 02/04/2010

The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, today announced that it has committed more than $36.7 million over the next five years to support and expand its Centers on the Demography and Economics of Aging. The Centers form a network of universities and organizations leading innovative studies on the characteristics of the aging population.

Tue, 02/02/2010

The Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)'s Multicultural Affairs Office and the Executive Committee on Research are inviting basic, clinical, translational and health services investigators to apply for its 2010 Physician-Scientist Development Award designed for MD and/or PhD investigators at MGH who are under-represented in academic medicine.

The award is intended to provide transitional funding for support in the development of such physicians/scientists, and an amount of $30,000 per year, plus 15% indirect costs will be provided for each awardee.

Tue, 01/26/2010

Sharon  K. Inouye, MD, MPH, director of the Aging Brain Center at the Institute for Aging Research of Hebrew SeniorLife, has received the Boston Chamber of Commerce's 2010 Pinnacle Award for Achievement in the Professions.

Fri, 01/22/2010

MD and PhD investigators in either basic or clinical research at the Massachusetts General Hospital are encouraged to apply for fellowship awards from the MGH Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) Fund for Medical Discovery.

Each award, unrestricted as to area of study, includes a stipend of $40,000, plus applicable fringe benefits and 15% indirect costs, and are effective on or about September 1, 2010. The application deadline for the fellowship award is 3:00pm on February 10, 2010.

More information regarding eligibility and application information is attached.

Mon, 12/28/2009

Harvard Catalyst is a pan-University collaborative effort committed to harnessing the human, technological, and fiscal resources of Harvard and its Academic Healthcare Centers (AHCs) to reduce the burden of human illness. To foster cross-institutional and cross-disciplinary collaboration, Harvard Catalyst offers seed funds in the form of Pilot Grants.

Harvard Catalyst has funded two rounds of Pilot Grants. The window for submitting a Pilot Grant application for Year 3 will start on December 3, 2009.

http://catalyst.harvard.edu/pilotfunding/index.html

Thu, 12/03/2009

Why did you become interested in geriatrics?

Dr. Lewis Lipsitz:  Geriatrics is still one of the frontiers of medicine, since it's really only recently that people have begun experiencing old age - a century ago, the average life expectancy was 47, and today, it's well over 80. So it's exciting to be in a field on the cutting edge.

 

What did you find most rewarding about it?

Dr. LL:  Old people are fun! They have a wonderful amount of history, great stories to tell, and a wide breath of experience that teaches me every day.

 

Tue, 12/01/2009

The Massachusetts ADRC and the Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center have joined forces to fund the best novel ideas for pilot projects aimed at understanding and developing treatments for neurodegenerative diseases.  Together, we are pleased to announce a joint call for pilot study applications from investigators within the Harvard community.  Grants with a dollar value up to $30,000 (direct costs) will be awarded for the duration of one-year.  A total of $240,000 is available.

Mon, 11/09/2009

The Program on the Global Demography of Aging at the Harvard School of Public Health funds pilot project grants in the area of the Economics and Demography of Aging. The aim is to provide assistance to Harvard faculty in undertaking preliminary research that may subsequently lead to a larger research project. The PGDA is a center for research on the Economics and Demography of Aging funded by the by the National Institute of Aging.

Pilot projects are solicited in the areas of:

Fri, 11/06/2009
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